Truth to Power

By Richard Girard “When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated.” Georg Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy…

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Sanders Marches for Voting Rights

ARLINGTON, Va., – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday joined civil rights demonstrators on the last leg of a 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama, to call on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act. Sponsored by the NAACP, the “Journey for Justice” crossed Memorial Bridge into Washington, D.C., and ended on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Sanders denounced “cowards” in Statehouses who enacted new laws designed to suppress turnout on Election Day by making it harder to register to vote. Republican state lawmakers have exploited a Supreme Court ruling that gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act. “We are a …

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Hedging The Progressive Bets

A lot has been said regarding how Bernie’s declarations of political reform measures up to that of his opponents. His political platform has been painted as a *Pipe Dream* and colored as a *Far-fetched Utopia*….

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America’s Journey for Voting Rights Marches to Raleigh

Larry Cohen reports from the NAACP’s Journey for Justice: Joining one hundred marchers of many faiths and backgrounds, the 15-mile walk on Highway 401 was intense, often fun, and always inspirational. Beginning on August 1, the NAACP Journey for Justice has now covered 700 miles as it approaches the Virginia border. It will conclude with a march and rally in Washington DC on September 15 and 16. Here in North Carolina the focus is on voting rights, as NAACP President Cornell Brooks joins with North Carolina Conference President Rev. William Barber II, leader of the Moral Mondays movement and mobilizer …

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